Gastro Intestinal Sciences

Aster MIMS Institute of Gastro Intestinal Sciences is the comprehensive centre for management of Gastrointestinal and liver disorders. The division works for proper understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of digestive tract and liver through the integration of novel models of healthcare delivery with innovative programs in clinical and basic research. This encompasses Wireless Capsule Endoscopy, Double Balloon Enteroscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound and oesophageal manometry, apart from routine upper and lower GI endoscopic. The Institute becomes complete with the establishment of Hepatology Clinic and Liver Transplantation program. The Institute works well with the ample support from the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care departments of Aster MIMS. Services of the Medical GE team of three consultant Gastroenterologists is available round the clock. The Surgical GE team excels in all types of major GI surgeries including cancer surgeries and specializes in laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures.

Doctors

Dr. Anish Kumar

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

Completed MBBS from Calicut Medical College, MD (Gen. Medicine) from Coimbatore Medical College and DM (Gastro) from Govt. Stanley Medical College, Madras. After DM, he has worked as specialist in Gastroenterology in AIMS, Cochin and later as Junior Consultant at Digestive disease centre, PVS Memorial Hospital, Ernakulam. He was working as Consultant in Gastroenterology at Moulana Hospital, Perinthalmanna for last two years before joining MIMS. His area of interest includes therapeutic endoscopy & hepatology.

Dr. Anish Kumar

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

Completed MBBS from Calicut Medical College, MD (Gen. Medicine) from Coimbatore Medical College and DM (Gastro) from Govt. Stanley Medical College, Madras. After DM, he has worked as specialist in Gastroenterology in AIMS, Cochin and later as Junior Consultant at Digestive disease centre, PVS Memorial Hospital, Ernakulam. He was working as Consultant in Gastroenterology at Moulana Hospital, Perinthalmanna for last two years before joining MIMS. His area of interest includes therapeutic endoscopy & hepatology.

Dr. Sajeesh Sahadevan

Senior Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr.Sajeesh completed his MBBS, and MS (Gen.Surgery), from Calicut Medical College, in the year 1995, and 1999 respectively, and MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) from Trivandrum Medical College in the year 2004. Prior to joining us he was working as Consultant GI Surgeon in PVS hospital Calicut. Dr.Sajeesh hails from Calicut

Dr. Sajeesh Sahadevan

Senior Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr.Sajeesh completed his MBBS, and MS (Gen.Surgery), from Calicut Medical College, in the year 1995, and 1999 respectively, and MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) from Trivandrum Medical College in the year 2004. Prior to joining us he was working as Consultant GI Surgeon in PVS hospital Calicut. Dr.Sajeesh hails from Calicut

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, MCh

Dr. Rajesh Nambiar

Senior Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr. Rajesh Nambiar, completed MBBS in 1996 from Calicut Medical College, MS. in General Surgery in 2001 from Coimbatore Medical College and DNB in 2007 in GI Surgery from Meenakshi Missionl Hospital, Madurai. Dr. Rajesh possess post MS experience of 8 years in various hospitals including Medical College, Calicut & CMC, Vellore. Since Jan. 2008 he was working with EMS Memorial Hospital, Perinthalmanna.

Dr. Rajesh Nambiar

Senior Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr. Rajesh Nambiar, completed MBBS in 1996 from Calicut Medical College, MS. in General Surgery in 2001 from Coimbatore Medical College and DNB in 2007 in GI Surgery from Meenakshi Missionl Hospital, Madurai. Dr. Rajesh possess post MS experience of 8 years in various hospitals including Medical College, Calicut & CMC, Vellore. Since Jan. 2008 he was working with EMS Memorial Hospital, Perinthalmanna.

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, DNB (GI Surgery)

Dr. Tony Jose

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr. Tony Jose has completed his MBBS, MD (General Medicine) and DM(Gastroenterology) from Calicut Medical College in the year 1998, 2003 and 2007 respectively. Prior to joining in MIMS, Dr. Tony Jose was working as Sr. Lecturer in Calicut Medical College. He has got more than 20 publications in national and international journals. Dr. Tony Jose hails from Kannur.

Dr. Tony Jose

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr. Tony Jose has completed his MBBS, MD (General Medicine) and DM(Gastroenterology) from Calicut Medical College in the year 1998, 2003 and 2007 respectively. Prior to joining in MIMS, Dr. Tony Jose was working as Sr. Lecturer in Calicut Medical College. He has got more than 20 publications in national and international journals. Dr. Tony Jose hails from Kannur.

Dr. Rajneesh A R

Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr.Rajneesh A R MD, DM as consultant in the department of Gastroenterology. Dr.Rajneesh had his MBBS from Thrissur Medical College, MD (Internal Medicine) from PGIMER, Chandigarh, and DM (Gastroenterology) from Calicut Medical College. Prior to joining MIMS he was working at the Govt. Medical College, Calicut.

Dr. Rajneesh A R

Consultant

Gastroenterology

Dr.Rajneesh A R MD, DM as consultant in the department of Gastroenterology. Dr.Rajneesh had his MBBS from Thrissur Medical College, MD (Internal Medicine) from PGIMER, Chandigarh, and DM (Gastroenterology) from Calicut Medical College. Prior to joining MIMS he was working at the Govt. Medical College, Calicut.

Dr. Rohit Ravindran

Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr. Rohith completed his MBBS and MS from Calicut medical college in the year 2000 and 2006 respectively. He completed his DNB from GEM Hospital Coimbatore which is know as one of best laparoscopic surgical

Dr. Rohit Ravindran

Consultant

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Dr. Rohith completed his MBBS and MS from Calicut medical college in the year 2000 and 2006 respectively. He completed his DNB from GEM Hospital Coimbatore which is know as one of best laparoscopic surgical

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, DNB,MNAMS,(DNB-GI Surgical)

Dr. Seetha Lekshmy N

Staff Surgeon

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

calicut medical college in 2005. She also has been trained Lakeshore Hospital Kochin, know far its Gastroenterology unit.

Dr. Seetha Lekshmy N

Staff Surgeon

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

calicut medical college in 2005. She also has been trained Lakeshore Hospital Kochin, know far its Gastroenterology unit.

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, DNB, MNAMS

Facilities

Liver Transplant

A life-saving surgical procedure for many a people, liver transplantation is the second most commonly performed organ transplantation, which shows the predominance of liver conditions. Liver, being the largest internal organ, performs many important functions including preventing infections, toxin removal from the blood, immune control, processing nutrients, medications and hormones, and so on. A liver transplantation is often advised for patients with conditions such as chronic hepatitis with cirrhosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, biliary cholangitis and alcoholic fatty liver. The transplant is recommended only after assessing the medical condition of the patient.

Our expert team comprising multi-organ transplant surgeons, hepatologists, anaesthesiologists, critical care experts, diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, infection control physicians, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists supported by many other medical personnel together are trained extensively on liver transplantation. At Aster MIMS, we make sure the patient is given adequate pre- and post-operative care keeping in mind all the potential post-operative complications.

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Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, a kind of minimally invasive surgery, is used in treating various gastrointestinal diseases and conditions. Basic as well as advanced laparoscopic procedures like gastric resections, oesophageal surgery, pancreatic surgeries etc. are done with the aid of expert medical professionals backed by state-of-the-art technological assistance. Fully equipped laparoscopic suites and devices are made available to ensure optimal care to patients.

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SURGICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY

Keyhole Surgeries (Including Surgeries for GI Malignancies)

Surgical Gastroenterology division of the Institute deals with complex gastrointestinal surgical procedures- Laparoscopic as well as open. The centre has successfully completed 150 laparoscopic colorectal surgeries within a period of two years. Laparoscopic minimally invasive surgeries are regularly done for gall bladder diseases, hernia, GERD, upper GI malignancies, hepatobiliary and pancreatic tumours and colorectal diseases.

As the name indicates Obesity Surgery is effectively done to bring down a patient’s weight and alleviate the morbidity associated with obesity. This method is also useful for improving the conditions of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Liver disease (hepatic disease) is a broad term which covers all the major problems that may occur to cause the liver to fail to perform its designated functions. Liver Cirrhosis is a term that means permanent scarring of the liver. Liver transplantation is the only cure for the advanced stages of Liver Cirrhosis. MIMS Institute of Gastro Intestinal Sciences provides efficient and experienced surgeons and the state-of-the-art infrastructure for liver transplantation.

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Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) is a procedure which combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs. It can be used to visualize the walls of the organ and for imaging the adjacent organs. Combined with doppler imaging the nearby blood vessels can also be evaluated. Endoscopic Ultrasound guided FNAC and biopsies can be performed under direct visualization. Its major application is in accuartestaging of malignancies.

The technique is highly useful in evaluation of mediastinal nodes, pancreatic and lower CBD lesions etc. Therapeutic procedures like pancreatic cyst drainage and Cochlear Plexus Block can be done safety under Endoscopic Ultrasound guidance.

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Double Balloon Enteroscopy

Double Balloon Enteroscopy is an enteroscopic technique for visualization of small intestine. It is the first enteroscopic technique that allows for the entire GI tracts to be visualized in real time. The technique involves the use of a balloon at the end of enteroscope and an over tube which is also fitted with balloon. Inflating and deflating the two balloons, the scope is advanced into the GI tract using a push and pull method to visualize the entire small bowel. Small bowel lesions can be identified and conditions like bleeding and polyps can be treated in the same sitting.

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Capsule Endoscopy

MIMS Institute of Gastro Intestinal Sciences provides the new advanced technology of Capsule Endoscopy in which a video capsule given to the patient for swallowing which helps to take photographs of the inside of the GI tracts. Primary use of Capsule Endoscopy is to examine areas of small intestine that cannot be seen by routine upper and lower GI Endoscopy. At the end of the procedure, approximately 24 hours later, the photographs are downloaded from the receiver that is worn on the waist of the patient into a computer, and the images are reviewed by a physician.

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SERVICES

  • Upper GI and Lower GI Endoscopy (Diagnostic & Therapeutic)
  • ERCP
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound- Diagnostic & Therapeutic
  • Oesophageal and Anorectal Manometry
  • 24 hr GI Bleed Care
  • Liver Clinic- for patients with Liver & Gall Bladder diseases
  • IBD Clinic- Special care for ulcerative colitis &Crohn’s diseases
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